The Night Of star Riz Ahmed has won for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
While accepting his award, the 34-year-old said, "Thank you so much. It is a tremendous honor just to be recognized alongside so many inspiring actors who I looked up to for so long, not least John Turturro." He continued to praise his co-star, saying, "It is amazing getting to watch you up close and I share this with you brother T. It is amazing going on this ride with you."
Riz also said, "I want to say it is always strange reaping the rewards of a story based on real world suffering but if this show has shown a light on some of the prejudice in our societies, some of the injustice in our justice system, then maybe that is something."
Last year, Courtney B. Vance took home the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a limited series or movie for his role as Johnnie Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.